Data Infrastructure server storage I/O network Recommended Reading #blogtober

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Updated 7/30/2018 The following is an evolving recommended reading list of data infrastructure topics including, server, storage I/O, networking, cloud, virtual, container, data protection and related topics that includes books, blogs, podcast's, events and industry links among other resources. Various Data Infrastructure including hardware, software, services related links: Links A-E Links F-J ...

Chelsio Storage over IP and other Networks Enable Data Infrastructures

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Chelsio Storage over IP Enable Data InfrastructuresChelsio and Storage over IP (SoIP) continue to enable Data Infrastructures from legacy to software defined virtual, container, cloud as well as converged. This past week I had a chance to visit with Chelsio to discuss data infrastructures, server storage I/O networking along with ...

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part IV (HCI scaling ROBO and data centers today)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part IV (HCI scaling ROBO and data centers today) In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN v6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the fourth of a five-part series about VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, Part II (just the speeds feeds ...

Part II – EMC DSSD D5 Direct Attached Shared AFA

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Part II - EMC DSSD D5 Direct Attached Shared AFAThis is the second post in a two-part series on the EMC DSSD D5 announcement, you can read part one here. Lets take a closer look at how EMC DSSD D5 works, its hardware and software components, how it compares and other ...

EMC DSSD D5 Rack Scale Direct Attached Shared SSD All Flash Array Part I

Monday, February 29th, 2016

EMC DSSD D5 Rack Scale Direct Attached Shared SSD All Flash Array Part IThis is the first post in a two-part series pertaining to the EMC DSSD D5 announcement, you can read part two here. EMC announced today the general availability of their DSSD D5 Shared Direct Attached SSD (DAS) flash ...

The Human Face of Big Data, a Book Review

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

My copy of the new book The Human Face of Big Data created by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt arrived yesterday compliments of EMC (the lead sponsor). In addition to EMC, the other sponsors of the book are Cisco, VMware, FedEx, Originate and Tableau software. To say this is a ...

Ceph Day Amsterdam 2012 (Object and cloud storage)

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Recently while I was in Europe presenting some sessions at conferences and doing some seminars, I was invited by Ed Saipetch (@edsai) of Inktank.com to attend the first Ceph Day in Amsterdam.As luck or fate would turn out, I was in Nijkerk which is about an hour train ride from Amsterdam central ...

Seven databases in seven weeks, a book review of NoSQL databases

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Seven Databases in Seven Weeks (A Guide to Modern Databases and the NoSQL Movement) is a book written Eric Redmond (@coderoshi) and Jim Wilson (@hexlib), part of The Pragmatic Programmers (@pragprog) series that takes a look at several non SQL based database systems.Coverage includes PostgreSQL, Riak, Apache HBase, ...

Little data, big data and very big data (VBD) or big BS?

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

This is an industry trends and perspective piece about big data and little data, industry adoption and customer deployment. If you are in any way associated with information technology (IT), business, scientific, media and entertainment computing or related areas, you may have heard big data mentioned. Big data has been a ...